WATCH: “Trust in Me” Music Video from ‘The Jungle Book’

WATCH: “Trust in Me” Music Video from ‘The Jungle Book’

Check out the new music video for the DJDS Remix of  “Trust In Me” from THE JUNGLE BOOK.  “Trust In Me” is performed by Scarlett Johansson and produced by Mark Ronson. Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK is in theaters now and the soundtrack is available on Walt Disney Records. Read our review of “The Jungle Book” […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Around the World with 50 Great Actresses

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Around the World with 50 Great Actresses

Despite what Hollywood may have you believe, actresses have been an integral part of the film industry since the earliest days of the medium. Indeed, many film lovers can trace their cinephilia back to the first time they saw actresses like Mary Pickford, Sophia Loren and Meryl Streep grace the screen. And today, that tradition […]

Film Review: Hail, Caesar (★★★)

Film Review: Hail, Caesar (★★★)

Being Awards Circuit’s resident “historical expert” — unlike fellow writer, Mark Johnson, I didn’t live the history I’m watching — I fell in love with the Coen brothers latest film, Hail, Caesar from the moment the trailer showed Scarlett Johansson coming out of the water a la Esther Williams. Gearing up to be a hard […]

Hail, Coens! “Hail Caesar!” Trailer drops!

Hail, Coens! “Hail Caesar!” Trailer drops!

The first trailer for the Ethan and Joel Coen comedy “Hail Caesar!” has dropped!   From Universal’s Youtube description of the film: The Coens write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, […]

Under the Circuit: Scarlett Johansson

Under the Circuit: Scarlett Johansson

She’s saved the world from an alien invasion, the least the academy could do is give her an Oscar nomination

Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (★★½)

Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (★★½)

Full disclosure: I’m not an avid superfan of the Marvel universe.  This shouldn’t disqualify me from talking about the newest mega film “Avengers: Age of Ultron” but it’s worth noting.  Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and some other new cast of characters make up Joss Whedon‘s poem to superhero fans everywhere.  There’s nothing that […]

Marvel Releases Third “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Trailer

Marvel Releases Third “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Trailer

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as […]

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 43: The Best of Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror 2014 (The Actresses, Part 2)

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 43: The Best of Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror 2014 (The Actresses, Part 2)

How’s it going, fellow readers? Last week I suffered some technical difficulties with my laptop so I was unable to post the new Sci-Fi Fridays article, but now that things are in semi-working order I can officially present to you my personal ballot for the best female performances in a science fiction, horror, or fantasy […]

Interview: ‘Under The Skin’s Sound Designer Johnnie Burn On Creating Sounds You’ve Never Heard Before

Interview: ‘Under The Skin’s Sound Designer Johnnie Burn On Creating Sounds You’ve Never Heard Before

A longtime collaborator with director Jonathan Glazer, sound designer Johnnie Burn has earned critical acclaim for his work on Under The Skin. Often singled out by critics, last year he was nominated for Best Technical Achievement at the British Independent Film Awards. Burn was also on the team for creating the sound effects for Skype […]

For Your Consideration: ‘Under the Skin’ Sound, Jenny Slate’s Work, ‘Life Itself’ in Picture

For Your Consideration: ‘Under the Skin’ Sound, Jenny Slate’s Work, ‘Life Itself’ in Picture

CIRCUIT CONSIDERATION: It’s that time of the year again.  The studios are about to kick off Phase 1.  In lots of ways, the more money you have, the more likely you are to capture Oscar’s attention.  Smaller, independent companies can’t compete with the mammoths of the studio circuit.  Just a few years ago, Ann Dowd […]

Oscar Circuit: When People Stop Being Polite, and Start Getting Real

Oscar Circuit: When People Stop Being Polite, and Start Getting Real

It’s always a good time for an Oscar Predictions update, especially in the thick of a festival.  NYFF is about to drop the bomb with Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” on Saturday and either shine the light on Joaquin Phoenix, or dim it completely for the rest of the season.  Early word has been strong […]

Oscars 2014: New Faces, Few Spaces

Oscars 2014: New Faces, Few Spaces

OSCAR CIRCUIT: A few changes have occurred in the 2014 Oscar Predictions.  Rumors of Saul Dibb‘s Suite Francaise, Todd Haynes’ Carol, and Justin Kurzel‘s MacBeth moving to 2015 have floated around so I jumped the gun and removed them from the predictions.  Sadly on the surface, with those three big films moving, I’m beginning to […]

Community Reactions: Brain vs. Brawn vs. Fluff(y)?

Community Reactions: Brain vs. Brawn vs. Fluff(y)?

This weekend sees a sci-fi, Luc Besson-enhanced ScarJo combatting an amped up, bedraggled demigod at the box office. In terms of ticket sales, Lucy has the upper hand, having earned $2.7 million last night and beating Hercules by a cool 600k. But, in spite of only screening for critics a mere hour before its public […]

Lucy (★★)

Lucy (★★)

Luc Besson has brought forth some fabulous character creations over his directing tenure.  He introduced us to the awe-inspiring talent of Natalie Portman in The Professional and created a world of action and wonder with The Fifth Element.  With his newest outing Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson, brings his impeccable directorial style mixed with an interesting […]

Scarlett Johansson is in talks to ‘Hail, Caesar!’ for the Coens

Scarlett Johansson is in talks to ‘Hail, Caesar!’ for the Coens

It seems like the Coen Brothers really want to keep me on board with their work after I fell in love with Inside Llewyn Davis last year at the New York Film Festival. If that’s the case, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen have certainly come up with a good idea, reportedly casting Scarlett Johansson in […]

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